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Should I inquire into a potential job

Has 16 years experience.

I currently work at the VA and do not work in the scope as an Lpn but as a health technician. I want to get into a nursing position here, but I have a complicated situation in that I have to wait until jobs are posted out of to the public before I can apply. So I emailed my nurse recruiter just a random check to see if there may be any openings for the near future and she responded saying that there may be 2 positions, where I had interviewed before( and then found out I could not take the job because of my situation) and it is possible they may get posted to the outside. She would know by the end of the week. Well that was three weeks ago, and since then one of the nurses who was a part of the interview the last time stopped me to tell me the same thing and to be on the watch for the position. However I have yet to see anything. Would it be a bad idea to shoot an email to the supervisor of that position to inquire?Sorry if this is confusing...

USMCRN2015

Specializes in Intake, Home Care.

It's confusing without details.

I am also looking for RN jobs in Virginia. What situation is complicating?

KellyRN2013

Has 7 years experience.

okay so what it seems like you are saying is that you are a healthcare technician. You can only apply for a position once it is posted to the public. The 2 positions that may come open you have already applied for in the past but then found out that you could not fulfill those positions because you are not a licensed nurse? Or you could not fulfill those positions because it was not open to the public? I think that is where some of the confusion is. Also, it wouldn't be a bad idea to email the manager but once you email them one time I wouldn't email them again and be an over burden about the positions but its always a good thing to inquire when the position will post and just let her know where you obtained the information about the positions and that kind of gets your name out there and the manager will be aware that you are interested and will have already had some contact with you prior to an interview!

It sounds to me like you were given a heads up and if you want a chance at the job, then you need to make sure you are prepared to pounce as soon as you see the official announcement. Emailing the other supervisor could backfire on you. Work with the information that you already possess. You are already ahead of the pack, so get ready.

sbtr50

Has 16 years experience.

I am an lpn. I took a health tech position at the VA to get my foot in the door and eventually get a nursing job. I applied for an in- house lpn opening a while back but after I interviewed the supervisor and nurse recruiter found out from HR that I am technically not allowed to apply for in-house nursing jobs since I am not working currently as an lpn, and would have to apply when it comes open to the public, so it does not count that I am already an employee. Another person from that same clinic I interviewed for and who was present during the interview is the one who approached me telling me there will be another opening and to keep an eye out as well as the nurse recruiter.

sbtr50

Has 16 years experience.

It sounds to me like you were given a heads up and if you want a chance at the job, then you need to make sure you are prepared to pounce as soon as you see the official announcement. Emailing the other supervisor could backfire on you. Work with the information that you already possess. You are already ahead of the pack, so get ready.

Thank you

sbtr50

Has 16 years experience.

Just an update to this.I got the job that I was pondering about! I also just got excepted into an lpn-rn bridge program!Thanks for the advice!

congrats on being ACCEPTED into the program ;)

Good luck!

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